Before The Demon Beat, before Prison Book Club, Tucker Riggleman was rambling around West Virginia towns and dives playing solo shows, singing his own songs. Born from that creative outlet is West Virginia's Bishops, the moniker in which Tucker releases his own material and other collaborative efforts with West Virginia music veteran Paul Cogle. Bishops' sound is one that is not easy to pin down, borrowing from numerous influences spanning from grunge to garage rock to folk.
Bishops is brave enough to traverse musical territories unshaped by simple formulaic songwriting keeping the listener engaged track after track and focused on the honest emotions that the music conveys.
The new Bishops album, "Silver Lining," is being released on cassette and digital download via Funny / Not Funny Records, so the band wants to have a party to celebrate!
The album release party will be Friday, March 28, starting at 9 p.m., at Tony's/ Stonewalls Pub.
Cost for the show is $5 at the door.
Local musical acts Rozwell Kid, Dead Monks, and New God will also perform at the show.
Twin Cousins Records, run by Dan and Dave Mistich of Charleston, W.Va., and Athens, GA, respectively, will be releasing the album digitally on April 6, and on vinyl later in May.
"Silver Lining," is the band's second full-length album.
Bishops first length record was released summer 2012, followed by an EP in March 2013.
More info on F/NF Records can be found by visiting /www.funnynotfunnyrecords.com
More information on the band can be found by visiting bishops.bandcamp.com.